JEW, A CHRISTIAN, AND AN ATHEIST WALK INTONOAH…
We conducted our own religious test screening of Darren Aronofsky’s new biblical epic — and discovered that even the least devout have a bone to pick
If anyone were to enjoy a Darren Aronofsky-directed biblical epic, it would be someone who, like the director, rejects the notion of religion, right? Not in the case of Michael Dorian.
“If I had been watching the film alone, I would have got up and left the theater as soon as the stone-like Transformer creatures appeared on screen,”
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REFUSING MY RELIGION Co-Director Michael Dorian was quoted in The Guardian by reporter Becky Garrison. In her article titled: Conservatives’ quagmire: the war on Christmas
Right wingers preach the Gospel according to Fox News. Their cries of holiday persecution just make them look more foolish… Read more here.
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Leaving religion but finding community
By Becky Garrison
Since the Clergy Project established an online presence in 2011, this confidential resource for active and former clergy who no longer hold supernatural beliefs has grown from 52 to 470 members. Presently 80 percent or their members are based in the United States with the majority of these ex-clergy coming from evangelical and pentecostal traditions. While filming Refusing My Religion, a documentary about these religious leaders who’ve lost their faith and become atheist activists, co-directors Michael Dorian and Marc Levine documented a grassroots-level development of “godless congregations” (based on a Christian model) to provide people who’ve left religion with the “sense of community” they miss once they leave their churches. Click for the rest of the article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/wp/2013/07/10/leaving-religion-but-finding-community/